Emergency Psychiatry Service
Your child will be medically evaluated when he or she comes to the ER. Even if your child's condition seems primarily psychiatric in nature, he or she must be medically evaluated first to rule out any conditions that may be confused with a psychiatric issue.
Once your child has been medically evaluated, he or she will be seen by one of our team members for a psychiatric evaluation. Both you and your child will be interviewed separately. Often, we provide crisis stabilization in the ER.
- After your child is evaluated, we will make treatment recommendations and facilitate aftercare that may include inpatient and outpatient care. Aftercare may include care provided at Children's or at another mental health facility.